Typically a yacht’s exterior defines her interior. This means owners (and sometimes designers) first concentrate on the profile and then determine what can fit inside. Conversely, Gresham Yacht Design started with a voluminous and unconventional interior arrangement in defining Thor Explore, the studio’s latest megayacht concept. Since the 328-foot (100-meter) Thor Explore is, first and
OceanXplorer, the deep-sea research vessel with megayacht-like amenities, has been conducting sea trials for the first time this month. With an imposing, take-on-the-world stance, OceanXplorer is the result of a major refit that has been going on for the past two years. Originally, she launched as an oil-survey ship from Freire Shipyard, based in Spain,
Steve Gresham, director of Gresham Yacht Design, likes a good challenge, especially when it comes in the form of a rare request. A broker recently reached out to him on behalf of a client. “The brief from the broker was very simple and short,” Gresham says. “He asked for ‘something completely different’—no additional direction was
UPDATE, APRIL 14: Hundreds of you have downloaded our superyacht sketches! Due to a few requests, we have decided to extend this initiative several more days. Originally, we wanted sketches back by April 10. However, some parents only just learned about the project now. So, the good news is, we’ll hold open submissions through April
The highly anticipated ocean-research vessel OceanXplorer is drawing closer to her completion date. She came into public view just last week at her launch in Rotterdam, at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. Measuring 285’8″ (87.1 meters), she is from a creative team spanning the superyacht sector, filmmaking, ocean conservation, and more. OceanXplorer, which originally was to
Steve Gresham of Gresham Yacht Design had abundant experience in designing superyachts before starting his own business in 2011. In fact, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in the design and shipyard worlds. Those companies and their principals had a profound influence on him, as you might expect. So, too, do his clients.